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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

5 stars
2 Greenside Place, 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
12 reviews
Excellent amassing place

Stunning building - views nd oof top garden made it extra spevial. rooms were top class with own... See full review

  • Bamers
  • Mar 17, 2014
a few service steps away from perfect

overall, this was a great hotel, however we did have some misgivings: room service was very... See full review

  • littlegulliver
  • Jul 12, 2013
Luxury hotel with rooftop garden steps from Princes Street

Five-star Glasshouse Hotel resides behind the façade of the 18th Century Lady Glenorchy church near Edinburgh's Princes Street and on top of the Omni retail center. Glasshouse features a lavender-scented roof garden, acres of patios, shady verandas, and outstanding views across Edinburgh. The mixture of Deluxe and Executive rooms, and Studio and Deluxe suites offer guests luxurious accommodations with five-star service, including Egyptian cotton bed linens. Guests access free Wi-Fi in the bedrooms, public areas, and function rooms.

Highlights
  • Voted one of the 50 hottest hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler
  • Close to Edinburgh's business and leisure attractions
  • Roof garden and patios
  • Free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access
  • Wide selection of rooms and suites
Rooms

The 65 rooms include 20 suites, two Deluxe suites, and six Executive rooms. One of the Deluxe suites features a Jacuzzi and sauna, and the other offers stunning views across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth. Complimentary services include personalized business cards, shoeshine, mineral water delivered on bed turndown, Highland Aromatics toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access in rooms and public areas, laptop-size in-room safe, and a daily newspaper.

Features

Glasshouse Hotel, situated at the foot of Calton Hill, not far from Arthur's Seat, offers a selection of bars, clubs, and restaurants. Guests enjoy easy access to Edinburgh's main shopping area and cultural, business, and governmental centers. Guests also enjoy breakfast and Tapas-style snacks on-site, as well as 24-hour room service, including three-course meal menus.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverly Rail Station (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.4 mi/13.4 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Old Town (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Princes Street (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • New Town (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Festival Theatre (0.8 mi/1.1 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Edinburgh University (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
Business
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Five meeting rooms and two syndicate rooms, conference and event suites
  • Calton Suite Rooftop Terrace Marquee
  • Business and Financial district (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
Policies and fees

There will be renovations from 4 March to 25 May. Some units and facilities will not be accessible during this time. For full details, please contact the hotel.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

55.9564 -3.1859
Area served
Edinburgh
Nearby airports
Edinburgh Airport, (EDI), 12.90, KM, NE; Glasgow International Airport, (GLA), 88.60, KM, E;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Sauna
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Currency exchange
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bidet

Nearby points of interest

  • Calton Hill: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.5 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.6 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.6 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.8 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.8 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 0.9 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.9 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.2 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (12)

Ratings and reviews for The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LiesK
Amsterdam
Jul 3, 2014

unpersonal expensive business type hotel

Unbelievable that the best asset of the hotel,the roofgarden, was masked by the rearside of the bed,which was placed facing the TV (!!) instead of the roof garden ! Dark, low ceilinged corridors,ugghhh, and ugly lamps of kitsch women in the halls.Nice view of the castle from breakfast room. Hotel well isolated because located along a noisy and busy street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bamers
Bristol
Mar 17, 2014

Excellent amassing place

Stunning building - views nd oof top garden made it extra spevial. rooms were top class with own balcony staff were attentive and breakfast fab. All in all excellent. No hesitation in recommending

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fab traditional Italan. Loved it Breakfast at hotel was first class Walking distance to sights and Holyrood - where we had afternoon tea in the Queen's cafe :)

Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
littlegulliver
orlando, florida
Jul 12, 2013

a few service steps away from perfect

overall, this was a great hotel, however we did have some misgivings: room service was very inconsistent-six towels were taken and only one clean one was left, the milk wasn't replaced one day, and there was an alarm emergency at 3 am in the morning which meant the whole hotel was evacuated. on the bright side, the room was incredible and the staff were incredibly friendly.oh, and the scottish breakfast was delicious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KMAC
REDCAR
May 9, 2013

LOVELY HOTEL

THIS WAS A LOVELY HOTEL , STAFF COULD NOT BE BETTER , THE MAN WHO WELCOMED US WAS 1ST CLASS , QUITE A LOT OF REFURBISHMENT WORK GOING ON AT MOMENT BUY DID NOT INTERRUPT US AT ALL ,ROOM LOVELY ,BED COMFY, LOCATION EXCELLENT FOR THEATRE , PUBS , SHOPS, AND EATING PLACES , CANT WAIT TO GO BACK .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cojay
Colorado
Aug 24, 2012

First Rate Boutique Hotel

This is a unique property. Originally a church, it has been remodeled into a very modern and comfortable hotel. The original facade remains, so the inside is a surprise. Staff is very attentive and helpful, without being overbearing. They made us feel like valued guests. Rooms are large and well appointed. Bathrooms very nice, with a tub and separate stall shower and upscale toiletries. We mentioned on arrival that we were celebrating our 50th anniversary and when we returned to our room from sightseeing, there was a plate of sweets with a handwritten note from the manager. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T. Waters
Aberdeenshire, UK
May 22, 2012

Ideal city break

From the moment we arrived, the service received from the staff was excellent. I was like a pampered pooch. Located in the heart of Edinburgh with everything on your doorstep, I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johndt
New York, NY
Feb 1, 2011

Evenings in Edinburgh

The glasshouse was a cool building with a really convenient location. The staff were very friendly & attentive. The room was very clean although a little on the small side, as was the bathroom. Thankfully I was traveling alone, 2 people wouldn't have any room to move & certainly couldn't get 2 people in the bathroom at once. It might have been my room as I'm not sure how typical it was. It was one of 2 rooms tucked away under the stairs at the honesty bar so I have a sneaking suspicion i may have drawn the short straw and ended up in an odd room. That said staff were great & hotel was cool. I'd recommend it but next time if I stay might ask for a room other than 92 just to see if the other rooms are bigger. The photograps on the website certainly make them look roomier.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out jenners. It's part of Edinburgh shopping history & right on Princes Street. I'd also suggest trying out some of the older bars on the High Street

Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, MA
Dec 2, 2010

How much I loved the Glasshouse

The hotel staff was very friendly. I'm a mis-fit traveler type as I look like I should be staying in a youth hostel. Some hotels have been blatantly rude about this fact that I am not perhaps their type of clientele. The staff was so unpretentious. My bed was the most comfortable, the room gorgeous, modern, and had a lovely view up to Calton Hill. The food was delicious and I will stay there again. Hell, it wasn't even expensive to stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Sep 28, 2010

Great hotel!

Very clean, very helpful, very professional, walking distance to everything. Rooms were very nice and spacious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great dining options next door to hotel!

Review of The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RobnEdin
Toronto
Aug 16, 2010

Sanctuary in Scotland

Beautiful room, gracious staff, wonderful view. A real sanctuary in the busy-ness of Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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